Saturday Morning Live! Presents: The Miraculous Magical Balloon

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Saturday Morning Live! Presents: The Miraculous Magical Balloon

Join a travelling actor as he discovers new things with his magical trunk full of toys, tricks, and surprises!

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The National Theatre 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20004

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Fun takes center stage at the National Theatre for Saturday Morning Live! Join us Saturday mornings for wow-inspiring children’s entertainment of all sorts, from interactive performances, puppets, dance, and music – all designed to light up imaginations and celebrate a world of wonder. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s a great way to Saturday.

About the Show:

Expressed through movement, masks, pantomime illusions, and dazzling choreography, The Miraculous Magical Balloon tells the story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk full of toys, tricks, and surprises. Paata Tsikurishvili first learned this show from his master teacher, Igor Romanov, in Georgia 45 years ago, and he and Irina first performed it in America at the Kennedy Center in 1996. Since then, The Miraculous Magical Balloon has delighted audiences all over the world

The Miraculous Magical Balloon was created by Synetic Theater and was originally directed by Paata Tsikurishvili and staged and choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili.

Run time: Approximately 45min

Age range: This show is best for children ages 3-6 but everyone is welcome to join the fun!

About The Artist:

Synetic Theater emerged from the creative vision of founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Georgian artists who moved to the United States in the 1990s. Trained in dance, theatre and film, the Tsikurishvilis combine traditions of the Caucasus with distinctly American styles to tell classic stories through movement, music, technology and visual arts. Synetic Theater was founded in 2001 and made its artistic debut with the first wordless Shakespeare production, Hamlet...the rest is silence, thrilling audiences with its athletic and high-voltage physical theatre. Synetic’s innovative take on Hamlet earned three Helen Hayes Awards – for Outstanding Resident Play, Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Director. Synetic produces four to five mainstage productions and two to three family series productions per season, while also running an educational studio for children and adults, conducting community outreach programs, and touring family and mainstage productions and reaching over 36,000 patrons annually.